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Health Science Programs Reach 100 Percent Pass Rate

Nov
14
2013

Recent graduates of four of Piedmont Technical College’s health science programs have achieved the elusive mark of perfection.

Students who graduate from the health science programs are required to take national certification exams to enter their fields. Over the past year, students at Piedmont Tech have excelled. The respiratory care program, pharmacy technology program and the radiologic technology program all earned a 100 percent pass rate for the most recent class of graduates. The surgical technology program had a 95 percent pass rate.

Spring VIP Opens at Piedmont Tech

Nov
07
2013

Officials at PTC are looking forward to a good turnout for the spring term as the VIP registration opens. 

Registration for the spring term began November 1and runs through November 26. Students who register during this period become “VIPs” and receive their first choice of classes and a $25 registration fee waiver.

 “We have a wide array of offerings in all of our programs,” said Tanisha Latimer, dean of enrollment management.

Piedmont Technical College Signs Agreements with Columbia College

Oct
31
2013

Piedmont Technical College and Columbia College recently signed two articulation agreements that will allow students to seamlessly continue their education.

The first agreement will create a Bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at PTC, and then transfer to Columbia College. The second agreement will establish a bachelor’s degree program through Columbia College on the campus of Piedmont Tech.

PTC Kicks-off Annual One Book, One College Series

Oct
23
2013

Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series November 5 with an introduction to this year’s spotlight collection of poetry, Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. The dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, is inspired by the poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress.

New Board Member Named to PTC Foundation

Oct
18
2013

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named Mason Speer of Abbeville as a new board member for the coming year.

Speer is the former fire chief for the City of Abbeville Fire Department. He is a graduate of Abbeville High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Lander University where he was a charter member of the Blue Key National Honor Society.

Workshop Provided for Funeral Service Students

Oct
10
2013

The Funeral Service Education department at Piedmont Technical College is continuing its path to becoming the premier training facility for current and future funeral directors in the Southeast. The program is now working to make the students more job-ready by bringing in experts to assist with resume and interview skills.

BBQ Dinner Thanks Area Officials

Oct
09
2013

The Piedmont Technical College Area Commission recently hosted a barbecue dinner at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point, for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the work force development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region.

Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

Sep
20
2013

Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 12 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2013 Summer Term

Sep
16
2013

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2013 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

President’s List students include:

Abbeville County - Jennifer L. Chen, Kevin W. Claussen, Brennan D. Ferguson and Nathan W. Freeman, all of Abbeville; and De’Lunta D. Sampson of Calhoun Falls.

PTC Receives Duke Energy Foundation Awards for Programs

Sep
10
2013

Three Piedmont Technical College projects have been awarded funding through the Duke Energy Foundation and the Clemson Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD).